Victoria “VikkiKitty” Perez had been competing at Super Smash Bros. four hentayi
Over the PA one 2015 tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, everybody heard the words, “Victoria, come in the stream room.”
“I’m already talking about the game,” Perez said matter of fact over the phone last week. “Just point a camera at me.”
Three years later, Perez is one of the biggest names in Smash commentary. If you’ve ever tuned into a pro Smash The breathtaking play of the game that you’ve heard of Chances are, you’ve heard Perez’s voice in the mix.
On her Twitter, she jokes, “I’m the one who sounds like a little boy when I commentate your matches.”
Perez, 22, commenting national tournaments, including Overwatch and Armsviewed by hundreds of thousands of people. Most notably Smash publisher Nintendo invited Perez to commentate the 2018 Smash ultimate invitational at E3, the first tournament of the much-hyped upcoming game.
For all the most basic elements of the transition, it’s a bit more difficult to move on. . ”200,000 viewers tuned at its peak.
Perez is also just about to graduate college in Miami, Florida. Life, sports, life, student Super Smash Bros. on livestreams. When her face appears, it’s usually framed by a pair of headphones.
“Her style of commentary is very informative, based on her experience and preference of other players,” said Josh Kendall, a Smash commentator with Perez formed the duo “Biggie Smalls” in 2015. (Perez is 5'1 ”and Kendall is 6'6”.) “ it comes to certain per cent. She also picks up common player habits. ”
Background commentator needs to be authoritative is intensely time-consuming. Perez estimates that she spends nine to 14 hours each week, either on stream or offline.
“I’m a hands-on learner,” she said. “Any character I play — that’s how I learn their toolkit. I understand them, too. ”
They are also laying out their backs. In addition to that, Perez says commenting plays a bridge. We are essentially selling a player. This is the first thing that the audience will hear. You have to be the bridge for the community to the audience. ”
Perez sees its role from a birds’-eye industry viewpoint, too. “Even with sponsors, when they’re picking up a Smash player, the first thing they’ll hear is the commentators. If you’re the one who picked up the sponsor. ”
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– VikkiKitty (@VikkiKitty_) September 1, 2018
Commenting wasn’t something Perez had planned on doing. As an elder sister, Perez had a a Smash sparring mate Kingdom hearts. She hadn’t been considered competitive gaming until a couple of years ago when she unearthed her copy of 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl from her living room along with some high school friends. She became obsessed.
Once Smash 4 come more seriously. “We thought we were the best,” she said, “To attend attending tournaments with her well-honed Kirby. Soon, she learned, “We were literally nothing.” Perez kept grinding, though.
At one tournament, “I beat eight people consecutively,” Perez said. “I was like, know You know what? I’m all for it. It has been found that it has been a lot of time for its competitors.
It’s hard for them to get their opponent. You can catch your first local tournament at the South Florida’s Versus Gaming Center.
It was also “fed to the sharks” three weeks later it was called “Frame Perfect”.
“I went from being completely chilly — literally just being so progressed,” Perez said. The nerves showed up as Perez realized how much more she had to learn. Perez had not yet been memorialized to his game.
She was disappointed by her commentator.
She continued pursuing her degree in Florida. Over the past few years, Perez became the first notable female Smash commentator. It was helpful.
Over time, Perez says, she’s learned to discern which comments are productive and which aren’t. “I’m saying I’m the one who used to be a woman,” she said, “ tone.
“Comments like that just aren’t constructive. I can do nothing about my voice. ” . They’re not my peers. They probably don’t commentate or aren’t good commentators. ”
Perez chose to criticize and push everyone else to the side. “It’s legitimate to get better. I’m gonna listen to my best. It was not constructive at all. ”It worked. She says, she says, “It’s a disaster waiting to happen.”
2016 brought to Perez, but it’s not been a kind of working. That year, Perez went to EVO to witness its enormous Smash tournament. During the event, her then-boyfriend invited high-profile Smash Player Cristian “Hyuga” Medina to crash in their room because he was intoxicated. Perez says she fell down asleep next to her boyfriend and woke up to Medina groping her.
If you’re looking at what you’re ever seeing Medina, who said he didn’t remember anything from that night, was subsequently dropped from his sponsorship.
It was clear that it was harassment, It was people’s focus. People ignored everything I’d accomplished prior to that happening. It sent me back mentally; it made me not want to continue on. ”
She also said: “I’ve had to tell you where I was. I’d worked with Nintendo prior to that, I’ve done a lot of tournaments and locals. ”
Perez didn’t have quit Smash 4 matches in history: number one Smash 4 pro Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios ’loss to underdog Saleem“ Salem ”Akiel Young at EVO 2017.
It was a gig for Disney XD, which, she said, presented a special challenge. “They wanted a general audience, not a competitive one,” Perez said. “Your grandma watching Smash isn’t going to understand what’s a roll — even if you’re a character roll. ”
I commentate your matches.
– VikkiKitty (@VikkiKitty_) March 17, 2016
Perez pulled it off, contextualizing the game for Bayonetta. With gravity, she then intoned, “But he is not going down without a fight.”
Over the course of the match, in anticipation of the barrios ’position and on the most subtle of openings. In their last game, each with one stock, Young had a brutal 101% damage to Barrios ’25%. Young shocked the audience by spinning Barrios straight into the sky with an inescapable combo.
“This is the first time we’ve seen the sealing combo, Salem taking it over here at EVO 2017!”
The crowd goes wild.
Perez isn’t the only female Smash commentator in the game anymore. One commentator who goes by Cinnpie told Kotaku that Perez has been “nothing but encouraging everyone upcoming commentator she meets.” ChellyToms, another female Smash commentator, has been getting notice, too.
I love you Smash commentators she increased her dedication to her craft. She continued, “It’s growth is very possible.” play, too. This tournaments showcase. ”
The next generation of Smash fans will grow up watching Perez. It was a little girl than 7 years old.gatico, ’Which means‘ kitty, ’” Perez recalled. “That was amazing.”